AOSP Jelly Bean ROM now available for 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus

If you’re tired of Verizon dragging their feet on an official update to Android 4.1 for their 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you might be interested in checking out a newly released ROM based off the JRO03L AOSP build. The code recently hit the AOSP servers and provides the purest Jelly Bean experience you could expect for the device. It’s more or less what you will get when an official update takes place. When that will happen is anyone’s guess, so if you aren’t averse to rooting your device and flashing some custom software heading to the XDA link below might be worth your while.

[XDA via DroidLife]

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  • aeok18109

    Has it always been this way on verizon where you have to root and rom their devices to stay up to date? The woman was wanting to switch from Tmo cuz of better coverage where we are planning to move. (Marietta GA)

    • oneillperson

      Pretty much bro. It doesn’t seem like it would be TOO terrible if you have a Nexus. But if you don’t…just make sure you like the phone how it is when you buy it.

    • Carlos Santa

      Coverage isn’t rock solid in Marietta either. Try Sprint.

      • aeok18109

        thanks for the heads up

        • Crimsonshadow774

          If you ever plan to move to Ohio. don’t EVER think about Sprint though. lol

  • C-Law

    I’m sure Pete will update Bugless Beast builds soon then. I have yet to find a JB build for the vzw gnex that is as solid or smooth as Bugless Beast

    • Ryan5609

      With the exception of not being able to install VZW apps, the Vicious ROM is ridiculously smooth and polished. I heard that Bugless really drains the battery. Is that still the case? Can you install VZW apps or use Google Wallet with bugless? Thanks

      • jared leboeuf

        Bugless Beast has been running fairly well on my GNex for a while now. I haven’t noticed any significant battery drain. Although, on the latest build (8/3 I think), I was getting the dreaded ‘Verizon login’ error, so I reverted to the previous build and all is well. (I think DISQUS ate one of my replies, so I’m trying this here: there are both ICS and Jelly bean variants of Pete’s Bugless Beast ROM for the GNex)

        • Rich Chinito

          is BB for the gnex aosp ics?

          • jared leboeuf

            There are ICS and Jelly Bean variants of Bugless Beast

          • Rich Chinito

            oh ok thanks. ill check them out, running stock vz gs3 right now

      • jared leboeuf

        Oh, and yes I believe the VZW apps do work on Bugless Beast (at least they do on the build I’m using). And I’m able to install and use Google Wallet as well.

      • Rich Chinito


    • OtisFeelgood

      The Codename Android rom over on rootzwiki has been extremely smooth.

  • Wireless_sales_guy

    The vicious rom runs really smooth as well

  • impulse101

    I want to know if there new radios.

    • JustTrollin69


    • Mike Muzzy

      No new radios until we get an actual JB update most likely. :

  • Crimsonshadow774

    I’ll stick with the Liquid Beta.

  • Mimsyborogove923

    I looked just now and already today I found 3 ROMS with the updated binaries on the first page of Rootz Wiki. If there were a competition for update implementation speed in the tech world, the developers out there on rootzwiki/XDA would definitely put up a solid fight.

    • Mike Muzzy

      Updated source. The updated binaries were a few days ago. The updated source build is JRO03L, which is now newer than the binaries again.

      • Mimsyborogove923

        Oh sorry, that’s what I meant. There are multiple ROMS already on the JRO03L source. VanirAOSP and MoDaCo and then the one in this article. Ok so maybe only three total.

  • Mike Muzzy

    I have a build with the new JRO03L source. I think this is referring to mine as it was the only one I saw so far but I could be wrong. So far no gremlins. Here is the thread.

  • jteply13

    I am a newbie to this, so my question is this. I have a Gnex on Verizon, Where can I find step by step instructions on HOW TO – Install a custom rom and Jelly Bean. I was able to unlock the bootloader using toolkit v7.8.0. I am totally lost!!
    I ONLY want to use any apps that are stable.
    Thanks in advance